When raiding dies

Last night we made 25 attempts to kill heroic Uu’nat in Crucible of Storms. Notice the term “attempts” — no, we did not kill him. We managed to scrape up 15 raiders, and Blizz had even made a few minor nerfs to the fight aimed at smaller raid groups. But still we were unsuccessful. We … Continue reading When raiding dies

Frozen in tedium

Today there is a little Blizz announcement regarding some changes to Battle of Dazar’alor: Lady Jaina Proudmoore Jaina now kills all players instantly if the entire raid is frozen solid during an intermission phase. Developers’ note: Previously, if an entire raid was frozen solid, all players would have to wait until they each died before … Continue reading Frozen in tedium

Volunteer thoughts

Friday night we did our weekly Battle of Dazar’alor normal fun/alt run. Our GM is the raid leader, we usually partner with a sister guild, people can invite friends, and we almost always pug a few players. There is no pressure for progression raiders to participate, it is all completely voluntary. A lot of us … Continue reading Volunteer thoughts

Two big reasons BFA stinks

Warning: If you are not in the mood for a rant, you may want to skip today’s post. I have had a really frustrating week playing WoW. We had a rainy weekend in my part of the world, so I ended up spending more time than I usually do playing WoW. When an expansion hits … Continue reading Two big reasons BFA stinks

Blizz dollars and raid hollers

Activision Blizzard (ATVI) has released its Q1 2019 Earnings Report, so I suppose I should say a couple of things about that. (MMO-C has a summary here, or the ATVI public spreadsheet here, or read the investor’s call transcript here). The overall message to investors was that ATVI is going to go all out on … Continue reading Blizz dollars and raid hollers

Forget flying, when’s the next expansion?

Last night, during a dismal raid night, the full failure of Battle for Azeroth really hit me. I have been loathe to render final judgement on this expansion, but I think there is no longer any use pretending Blizz can and/or will do anything to salvage it. It’s a big fat epic fail, worse in … Continue reading Forget flying, when’s the next expansion?

What I heard, part two

Finishing my take (it’s a long one, get comfortable) on the March 21 Live Developer Q&A: Caverns of Time portal. This will return in “the next content update”, which I guess means 8.2. I did find it interesting that Mr. Game Director Hazzikostas, who in the past has not shied away from reiterating ad nauseam … Continue reading What I heard, part two